Real Intent Achieves ISO 26262 Functional Safety Compliance for Static Sign-Off Tools Meridian CDC, Meridian RDC, Ascent Lint, & iDebug

2/5/2019, 7:30 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Real Intent, Inc. today announced that its static sign-off tools -- Meridian CDC (Clock Domain Crossing), Meridian RDC (Reset Domain Crossing), Ascent Lint (RTL & netlist Linting), and iDebug (debug environment) -- are now certified for use in ISO 26262 functional safety compliant flows. Real Intent has met the requirements for validation and confirmation measures, providing confidence to development teams that they can achieve an acceptable level of safety using these products.

ISO 26262 is an industry-specific standard for the functional safety and expected reliability of electrical and electronic systems in passenger vehicles. It was established to help automotive customers rapidly navigate the increasingly complex process of functional safety assurance.

TÜV SÜD, an internationally accredited independent testing and conformity assessment company, evaluated Real Intent’s Meridian CDC, Meridian RDC, Ascent Lint, and iDebug, along with their related documentation and tool development processes, and certified that each one achieves the ISO 26262 Tool Confidence Level 2 (TCL2) for ASIL A through ASIL D.

“Safety and proper certification are core elements at Valens,” said Zeev Brunin, Director of VLSI at Valens. “We have used Real Intent's Ascent Lint, Meridian CDC and Meridian RDC tools extensively in our development flows in the past, and this ISO 26262 certification further strengthens our confidence in seamlessly deploying these tools in our safety-critical automotive electronic design flows, reducing both our costs and risks.”

Real Intent Achieves TCL2 Certification, Significantly Reducing User Requirements

Real Intent’s sign-off quality products have limited redundancy options within design verification flows, which results in an ISO 26262 TCL2 tool confidence level classification. Certification at TCL2 (“Suitability for Use”) requires significantly greater qualification scrutiny than a TCL1 (“Tool Safety Documentation”) certification. 

Real Intent’s TCL2 certification came only after a rigorous analysis and audit of both its development processes (ISO 26262-8, cl 11.4.8) and tool validation (ISO 26262-8, cl 11.4.9) by TÜV SÜD.  This extensive independent 3rd party qualification means customers can confidently integrate Real Intent’s tools within their ISO 26262 safety flows with limited additional effort. 

Product Availability

The new versions of Real Intent Meridian CDC, Meridian RDC, Ascent Lint, and iDebug that meet the new ISO 26262 standard are immediately available.

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About Real Intent

Real Intent provides intent-driven static signoff EDA software tools to accelerate early functional verification and advanced sign-off of digital designs. Its product capabilities include: clock domain crossing sign off from RTL through gate level, including multimode CDC; reset domain crossing sign off; and advanced RTL linting and analysis. Real Intent products lead the market in precision, performance, and capacity. Real Intent customers include more than 50 major semiconductor and systems companies. Real Intent is headquartered at 932 Hamlin Court, Sunnyvale, CA. For more information, visit us at

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